Seth Lugo spent the early hours of Monday morning, both on the team charter and before he got to sleep in his own bed, replaying the weekend in his head.
After the Mets were swept three games in Atlanta to all but end their NL East title chances, the veteran reliever decided a rematch with the Braves in the postseason would be applicable.
“I think we’re better than those guys and I think we’ll prove it if we face them again,” Lugo told The Post.
The Mets have quite a road to navigate if they plan to receive such an opportunity. With the NL East crown likely beyond the Mets’ grasp — Atlanta began play with a magic number of one to clinch its fifth straight division title — the journey will apparently begin in the best-of-three wild-card round of the playoffs beginning Friday. The earliest the Mets could see the Braves again would be in the NLCS.
The Padres and Phillies are possible opponents for the Mets, who would be locked into the No. 4 seed.
Though the Mets were disappointed to leave Atlanta with their division title hopes all but dashed, there is still a sense of business ahead.